Friday, January 27, 2017

six weeks from today: Mayor's Agent proceeding on the remand of McMillan Park Reservoir

Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:42 PM
Subject: [HistoricWashington] Mayor`s Agent Proceeding on Remand of McMillan Park Reservoir - March 10

In response to the remand of this proceeding by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in its opinion Friends of McMillan Park v. District of Columbia Zoning Commission (Nos. 15-AA-0493, 15-AA-0525, 15-AA-0536, 15-AA-0572 and 15-AA-1008) (“the Appeal”), issued on December 8, 2016, the Mayor’s Agent Hearing Officer hereby gives notice of an additional public hearing to be held on March 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., at 1100 4th Street SW, Room 650. 
The full Notice is posted on the Office of Planning website at: 

Bruce Yarnall • Historic Preservation Operations Manager
DC Office of Planning
1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024


  1. It's very important that as many people as possible attend this hearing so that the few who claim to speak for the community do NOT steamroll over the real interest of this region and this city! FRIENDS OF MCMILLAN are no one's friend. This is the most important factor that needs a spotlight. And sadly, the Bloomingdale Blog has been used as their bull horn. Shame on these folks who think they are entitled to dictate to others on this very important project and it's real impact on our community!

  2. Anyone wishing to attend the hearing should definitely do so, but I would recommend that they should read the full notice first. The way I read it, and I am not an attorney, the hearing is for the parties in the Appeals Court case. Perhaps individuals can testify, as well, but I would double check before blocking off the day on your calendar.

    Also, the scope of the hearing is limited to the certain issues that were noted in the Court order.

    Finally, this blog seems open to serving as a voice for any member of the community who has something to share, whether as an original post or uncensored comments. In fact, I am often disappointed by how little participation there is. Most of the comments about McMillan are from two people - one supporter of the project and one opponent of the project, so I can't imagine how anyone could determine the sentiment of the community, solely from reading this blog.

    Thanks, Scott, for all of the work you do to provide this forum for the community, and your daily email. And thanks to those who do contribute to the conversation.

  3. Yes, Yay Scott for all he does for our community.